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Bachelor of Science Programs in Park Management

A BSc (Bachelor of Science) is an undergraduate course of study that takes students three to five years to complete.  While in school, students complete a variety of courses to prepare for additional education or future job opportunities.What is Park Management?Park management is the process of planning, developing, and maintaining parks and recreation areas. This includes natural and built e… Read more

A BSc (Bachelor of Science) is an undergraduate course of study that takes students three to five years to complete.  While in school, students complete a variety of courses to prepare for additional education or future job opportunities.

What is Park Management?
Park management is the process of planning, developing, and maintaining parks and recreation areas. This includes natural and built environments, and can be carried out by government agencies, nonprofits, or private companies. Park managers work to ensure these areas are safe and enjoyable for all visitors, while also protecting the resources within them.

What can I do with a degree in Park Management?
There are a number of career options available to those with a degree in park management. Many park managers work for government agencies, such as the National Park Service or the Bureau of Land Management. Others may work for nonprofit organizations, such as the Nature Conservancy or the Sierra Club. Still others may find employment with private companies that manage parks and recreation areas. No matter where you work, your job will be to ensure the park or recreation area you’re responsible for is well-maintained and accessible for all who use it.

What types of degrees are in Park Management?
There are a number of different degrees available in park management. You can earn an associate's degree, which will prepare you for entry-level positions in the field. A bachelor's degree will give you a more comprehensive education and open up more job opportunities. If you're interested in advanced study, you can pursue a master's or doctorate degree in park management. No matter what level of education you pursue, you'll be able to find a career in park management that suits your needs.

What will I study during my Park Management degree?
Depending on the level of degree you pursue, your coursework in park management will vary. An associate's degree program will typically focus on general education requirements, while a bachelor's degree program will include more specific coursework in park management. If you pursue a master's or doctorate degree, your coursework will be even more focused on park management, and you'll have the opportunity to conduct research in the field.

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George Mason University
Fairfax, USA

The Recreation Management BS Degree's parks and outdoor recreation concentration explores the contribution of recreation and parks to public well-being and quality of life. Th ... +

The Recreation Management BS Degree's parks and outdoor recreation concentration explores the contribution of recreation and parks to public well-being and quality of life. This career-ready concentration includes coursework in natural resources management, outdoor recreation programming, and commercial and environmental education as well as supervised practicum and internship experiences. Graduates are prepared to qualify for application as Certified Park and Recreational Professionals and to take on professional roles in which they plan and implement community recreation and sports programs, services, and events; lead outdoor adventure activities; serve as experiential environmental educators; and manage commercial, natural, and cultural resources and their recreational uses. -
BSc
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2023
Campus